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For businessman, city tax is essential

My family has resided in Durango since the early 1930s. Durango has gone through many changes over the years, but none more important than what we are facing right now. I will be the first to say I...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Phil Weiser is best bet for our next AG

The election of an attorney general is an important day for Colorado. Phil Weiser is, by far, the best choice. His opponent has been a prosecutor, supportive of hard-line positions on sentencing...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Setbacks in Prop 112 would devastate Colorado

Having served our southwest Colorado community as an elected official for many years, I’ve had a front-row seat to the recent devolution of our nation’s political discourse. I’ve spent my entire...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Sean Smith has the leadership we need

I recently read challenger-for-sheriff Charles Hamby’s website. Other than platitudes about community safety and law and order, I found nothing in his stated positions. Is this a case of the old...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City tax hike shows police that we care

My husband and I have been residents of Durango for over 40 years. We were delighted when the property tax for the fire department passed last year, and we both feel strongly that our police...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

These attorneys are locomotive chasers

The recent article purporting to explain the attorneys’ motives for their suit against the railroad for allegedly starting the 416 Fire omitted some information (“Lawyers discuss lawsuit in...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Sign of our times

It was a sign. A sign posted in a restroom in a downtown Durango restaurant. To the folks who run the restaurant, it was a funny sign. A harmless sign done up in the style of an Old West wanted...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

We’re ready now for a real representative

Concerned, as I am, about the situation in this dysfunctional White House and believing, as I do, that we urgently need a check and balance rather than the Republican party controlling all the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Who wants sheep poop in their water?

While camping/hiking the upper Florida watershed – a key source for Durango city drinking water – over four days recently, I observed and photographed the following: domestic sheep excrement...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

County turns to budget, scrutinizes revenues

It is officially fall – with spectacular colors, cooler temperatures, shorter days, much-needed rain, and at La Plata County, the 2019 budget process. The Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Chair

Finally, I have a reason to be grateful for Trump

For the first time since Donald Trump entered the political fray, I find myself grateful that he’s in it. I’m reluctant to admit it and astonished to say it, especially since the president mocked...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Is Hickenlooper out of step with Dems on energy?

For eight years, Gov. John Hickenlooper has won favor on both sides for successfully navigating the political tightrope on energy issues. As a former geologist who once worked for a petroleum...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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